Saturday 16 December 2017

Arsenal win race to sign Portuguese prodigy Domingos Quina

Domingos Quina was once on Chelsea's books
Domingos Quina was once on Chelsea's books

Sam Wallace

Arsenal believe they have won the race to sign the 16-year-old Portuguese prodigy Domingos Quina, sought after by a host of Premier League clubs.

Quina was signed by Chelsea's academy at the age of 13, from the Portuguese club Benfica, but has not committed to the London club for a scholarship deal.

He cannot sign a professional contract until the age of 17 and any deal with Arsenal will guarantee that.

Quina is a No 10 who plays for Portugal Under-17s and impressed in recent games, including against the England Under-17s.

He was born in the west African nation of Guinea Bissau but brought up in Portugal.

It represents a coup for the Arsenal academy who have traditionally not competed with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City for the top teenage talent in Europe and beyond.

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